Empowerment of women through girls’ education and gender equality in education: The concept of gender equality is essential to the achievement of quality basic education, and ultimately secondary education, as reflected in the MDGs and Education for All goals. Gender equality connects the idea of quality education for all with the wider processes of achieving social justice in society. Equal opportunities in education within the classroom, school and education system as a whole empower girls, who, despite recent progress, continue to suffer severe disadvantage in terms of access to and participation in education in many countries and regions.
Help And Care Society is working to close the gap between girls and boys by assessing the degree of educational disadvantage that girls face, as well as by identifying gender-related obstacles and implementing interventions to remove and overcome them. Help And Care Society contribution to gender equality is fundamentally grounded in a mutually reinforcing relationship between the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Both conventions indicate clearly what this entails for work in education.